Hunt/AECOM has had success using Navisworks software as a 3D and 4D collaboration tool. The net result has always been good, however, the process of using Navisworks software has resulted in teams not having the latest information. With BIM 360 Glue software, we can have a live link or real-time data connecting all of the trade data in one cloud model. Using the Blue Ciel project and others, this presentation will demonstrate how to coordinate construction Building Information Modeling (BIM) and maintain construction schedules. Hunt/AECOM uses BIM 360 Glue software to involve all stakeholders. This session features BIM 360 Glue and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
The trades Designers and Installers will benefit the most from this presentation but Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers, and anyone involved in the design phase of their projects is invited to attend.
Norm Akin is a kayak fisherman, cigar aficionado, and uber-geek. Currently he is the BIM Manager for the South Region of Hunt/AECOM and has spent 30 years using Autodesk, Inc., products. He has a varied background in construction, architecture, manufacturing, and training. Because he can coordinate all aspects of a project he works together with architects, engineers, and contractors to guarantee a successful project. In addition to his work at Hunt/AECOM he works as one of the AGC BIM trainers on a national level. Just like fishing, BIM is a passion for Norm and he is always trying to improve the process by adding new technology such as drone capture or LIDAR scanning or even designing the perfect lure. Thanks to Norm’s vast background, he can quickly identify process problems, create solutions, and instruct others within the company culture. He first taught at AU in 2006 which was his second AU to attend.
Construction productivity is an issue in the construction industry that can be addressed with technological solutions such as Building Information Modeling (BIM)-to-field workflows with robotic total stations. Attend this session to learn how United States construction companies are utilizing Revit software with Point Layout software, BIM 360 Glue software, and the BIM 360 Layout app with Leica iCON robotic total stations to streamline office-to-field workflows that increase accuracy while cutting production time. This session features BIM 360 Layout, BIM 360 Glue, and Revit. AIA Approved
This class will be delivered by Hill Construction, a U.K.-based housebuilder, supported by Topcon Corporation and Autodesk, Inc. Hill Construction will describe its Building Information Modeling (BIM) journey so far, and how the firm has applied BIM 360 tools into its workflows on a complex construction project undertaken by Hill Bespoke in Cambridge, England. The class will cover how using a variety of mass-data capture techniques to gather as-built documentation combined with integrated on-site verification and management has improved efficiencies and reduced errors using innovative new workflows. Hill will describe the impact of these new workflows incorporating software (including BIM 360 Field cloud service, BIM 360 Layout cloud service, BIM 360 Glue cloud service, and BIM 360 Docs cloud service) integrated with Topcon mass-data capture and layout solutions, and the efficiencies gained over traditional methods. We will show content and examples from the historically important housebuilding project combining both complex renovation with new-build processes. This session features BIM 360 Layout, BIM 360 Field, and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
As a general contractor, quality control of building layout and verification is necessary to minimize the risk of rework and additional costs or schedule delays. When establishing site control to implement the use of total stations, the team will need to work through a number of challenges and prerequisites. General contractors will need to understand the risk of taking or not taking this responsibility or transferring the risk to third-party quality assurance / quality control teams. Buy-in from the project team and enforcing trades to work on the same controls across a site is important to consistency in layout and verifications. This class will highlight all the prerequisites and challenges that general contractors might typically face when implementing this process, and we’ll document a generic workflow for efficient implementation and best practices. This class will also cover a generic workflow of managing layout using the BIM 360 Layout app, Point Layout software from Revit software, Navisworks software, or AutoCAD DWG™ technology. This session features BIM 360 Layout, BIM 360 Glue, and Point Layout. AIA Approved
This class overviews basic setups, installation, and use of A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service, and will examine how it has been used, advantages and disadvantages, things to consider for remote access and telecommuting, and how to push content to A360 cloud-based collaboration service. We will also touch on topics for organizational structures and project management in conjunction with A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service and A360. This session features Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
Capitalizing on Revit software for the field is the key to fully implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) in the construction industry. By examining some landmark projects—such the Miami All Aboard Station, Hard Rock Hollywood, and other projects—attendees will learn the importance of fully modeling outside conditions, cranes, formwork, and other construction-related activities to understand constructability and how this impacts costs and schedules. Bringing the models to the field does not stop at coordination, and by correctly modeling how work is placed and utilizing parameters, modelers can provide extremely detailed quantities and approaches to the field and estimating at a subcontractor level. This class will also demonstrate the importance of estimators getting involved in the modeling process. Back with examples from landmark projects, the course will show how a model-based takeoff methodology is more accurate and more efficient than are traditional estimation methods. This session features Revit, AutoCAD, and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
This class will review a case study of Ananda Development Thailand and its journey of Building Information Modeling (BIM) transformation driving innovation across both its own company and an entire network. The class will look at many of the leading initiatives that Ananda Development has been working toward, and the process of review, process, and change to deliver a BIM system comprising of design and construction requirements that are driven internally, but delivered across a group of more than 20 consultants and contractors. The class will discuss the strategies Ananda has implemented to transform its business with other business and quality initiatives, as well as how the company has persuaded all its partners to embrace BIM. Ananda has developed a strategy of inclusion and structured development of all parties, and it will share insights and strategies to assist all attendees. This class is a must for anyone driving BIM for design and construction within and outside of their organization. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Glue, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
Historically, the architecture, engineering, and construction industry has operated in information silos. With the creation of the U.K. BIM mandate, the government has focused on the end product, and has essentially farmed out the workflow for project teams working in a model-based environment. Never before, has there been such an open and sharing mentality among would-be competitors trying to achieve a common goal. This session is the “warts and all“ account of 2 U.K. architecture firms changing perspectives, office cultures, mindsets, and deliverables, focusing on examples of where new technology and innovative workflows have assisted with communication, collaboration, integration, and systems coordination to provide a consistent approach for projects. After attending this class you will understand how change management and communication with an extended project team can benefit your client, the holistic project, and, ultimately, its lifecycle design, along with the negative impacts that not embracing change may have on your business. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Glue, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
Model-based quantification has long been one of the promising applications of Building Information Modeling (BIM). As many in the industry have, Holder Construction has found ways to pull quantities from models to drive project estimation. In this presentation, we will share some of our tools and processes. Additionally, we will discuss many model-based quantification tools currently available, and why there continues to be a need for better tools built for preconstruction and estimating professionals. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Glue, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
This industry talk will focus on a new perspective on integrated project delivery (IPD) of sustainable, high-performing buildings. They can only be achieved through a building with integrated building systems, which can only be produced through an integrated process. An integrated process depends on the right people and an integrated team, which needs integrated information—that is, BIM+—to function effectively and efficiently. Simulation and visualization are the primary ways in which BIM+ informs the integrated team. Collaboration and colocation are the primary ways that enable the integrated team to integrate processes. Production management methods enable the productive design, fabrication, and construction of the integrated building system. Outcome metrics define the performance of the building and validate the integrated building system. All of this is supported by the appropriate agreement or framework. This session features BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
The Meisi Lake City Island is the world’s largest twin-helix steel structure. It is very difficult to install elements onto the site precisely with traditional methods. Working with BIM 360 Glue software and Point Layout software, users can generate the set points from Building Information Modeling (BIM) models directly, laying out the data with the total station automatically. The class will show the best practice to set the points to space elements, and run the site survey with a standards procedure. We’ll also show how to get the site position with a total station, and compare the installation results with original BIM model for quality audit. The economic and social value is to eliminate deviation of manual centering, and improve mapping precision; decrease quantity of surveyors with automatic robot, improve mapping efficiency, and shorten working period; and reduce surveying works at high altitudes, and thereby improve safety management. This session features Point Layout, BIM 360 Glue, and BIM 360 Layout. AIA Approved
This session will cover many of the more advanced workflows possible with Navisworks software, covering the full range of the tool and link into other tools like the BIM 360 mobile and web platform suite and Autodesk, Inc.’s, design tools This session features Navisworks Manage, BIM 360 Field, and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
This session will cover the basics of Navisworks software, why it's an important piece of software for every construction company, and many design disciplines from one of the original Navisworks Ltd Teams. You'll be given a high-level overview of what each of the key tools does and how you could use the tools in your firm. This session features Navisworks Manage and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved